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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company and how long have you been in business?

 Photography, video and hunting has always been my passion.  As far as how the company started it really started as a personal project it just grew from there.  Tactacam has been in business for two years now. However I’ve been working on it for the last five years.

What are your most popular products?

The most popular product is definitely the Tactacam with Bow mount. Although the release of the new gun mount is picking up steam.

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Who is your target audience?

People interested in self filming.  As more people become interested in sharing their experience with their family and friends our market will just continue to grow.

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 What do you enjoy most about what you do?

 The most enjoyable thing is seeing peoples videos!

What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

My favorite memory isn’t really one to experience.  To me it’s about family and friends!! From taking my grandma and grandpa hunting (by the way they’re in their 90s.), to siting in a ground blind with my dad it’s all good!  Or meeting up with everyone after a long day of hunting and just hearing stories.  I guess it’s safe to say all of it!!!

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Contact Info:

Website: tactacam.com
Facebook: Tactacam
Twitter: @tactacam

 

Comments from Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits:

 After capturing the kill shot of my 2014 public land archery buck on my trail camera video, the excitement of capturing more hunts on video intrigued me!  I set out to start doing some research on action cameras and came across Tactacam.  I am not at the point where I want to haul all kinds of camera equipment into the woods.  I wanted a camera that would be easy to use and not get in the way.  The Tactacam is just that and definitely is a camera made for hunters by hunters!  The stabilizer mount is absolutely great, no need to add any other pieces to the bow that might possibly get in your way!  The technology used in the Tactacam camera TrueVision lens truly makes it the best first-person camera on the market!  After talking with Ben and the crew at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo in Madison this spring, I picked up the bow mount Tactacam.  I look forward to hopefully sharing some great archery hunts with you this fall, but also plan on capturing some kayak and fly fishing videos to share with you as well!  Share your hunt!

 

 

 This is a weekly segment to showcase and share a little more information about some great companies!  If you know of a company that would be a great fit for this segment please email me at: steve@wioutdoorpursuits.com.  I hope you enjoy learning more about these great companies!

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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

The idea for the business started back in 2012 during the early bow hunting season. I was then that I claimed one of my biggest bucks that I had been after for several years. I was so excited to have finally claimed Brutus, the name I had given the buck, that I knew I needed something special to memorialize him. I did a quick search for a unique personalized plaque for him but turned out to only find generic wood plaques, which was quite disappointing. Thats when I decided, being the creative person I am, that I would create my own. I knew I wanted something different and unique that would also help me to remember the moment I claimed him. I wanted it to demonstrate how and when I claimed him along with his name on it for all to see, as I was quite proud. So after designing it up and making it using the CNC plasma I have access to, I hung it up proudly next to him on my wall. Over the course of the next few months several of my good friends saw what I did. They commented on how much they liked it and how they would like one themselves. At that point I realized that maybe I have something here. I began to come up with various other unique designs and it began to snowball into what it is today.

 

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How long have you been in business?

I officially launched the product at the Hunting expo in Wausau, February of 2014. So its been a little over a year now.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

Because Im an artist at heart, I really enjoy coming up with new unique ideas for designs. I pride myself in the work I do, so I spend copious amount of hours working a design till Im completely happy with it. They can be tricky sometimes so to get the perspective I want along with the proportions correct. I do also really enjoy connecting with my customers be it through social media or at trade shows. Its great being able to talk with them about their hunting or fishing experiences. I really do love that fact that I can bring them joy being able to create something that they will cherish forever and will help they to remember that moment they claimed that trophy.

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 What are your most popular products?

One of the most popular and eye catching products I offer is what I call the poor mans life size deer and turkey mounts. These are life size metal cutouts that you attach either your deer head or your turkey fan tail to, in order to give the appearance of a life size animal. Its really a unique concept and different approach to displaying your trophy. Im always looking to push the envelope when creating designs and these are a great representation of that.

 

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 Who is your target audience?

My target audience is really anyone and everyone that enjoys hunting and fishing. More specifically the ones that have taxidermy work hanging in there house. A great way Ive found to reach these people are through taxidermists. Each and every person that walks through their door is a potential customer of mine.

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What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

My favorite hunting memory, as I stated earlier, would be claiming Brutus during the 2012 bow hunting season. I had been after him for quite some time; two years earlier he was a nice 8 pointer and the following a dandy 10. Both of which I never was able to claim eyes on, but had tons of trail camera pictures of him. When it came to the 2012 season, I was so excited to see he had still been around. I devoted countless hours prepping for the season with getting food plots and tree stands ready. After moving trail cameras several times, I was able to pattern him to a certain location that I believed I had my best chance. It was the opening day of early bow season and my buddy and I went to our land to hunt. We got into our own stands around 4pm or so. It wasnt two hours later that I heard some rustling and in walks Brutus through some brush off in the distance. Not only that, but there was another smaller, yet big buck right behind him. Mind you these are possibly the two biggest bucks Ive ever seen in my lifetime, so words cannot even explain the excitement I was feeling. I could barely contain myself. They both began to make their way right towards my stand as I had planned. It was when Brutus reached about 30 yards out that he stopped behind some trees, not giving me the shot I wanted. The other buck was a bit further behind him as well. Something in that moment changed in his mind and he began to back off and circle back around. I knew the way he was intending to go and with that there was only going to be a small window of opportunity to shoot. Just as he crossed the very narrow path that I walk into my stand, I grunted to stop him. I then shot, practically threading the needle through the lane hoping to miss the few twigs that were in view. My arrow hit its mark as I watched both of these monster bucks run off into the distance. It was at this point that I let out a huge noise of excitement for my buddy to hear from across our property. He of course knew right then what had happened. After giving the buck some time and what seemed like forever, we went back after dark to retrieve him. He ended up taking us on quite the loop taking us on a 2 to 3 hour track at which there was a couple points we were about to give up for the evening. But as luck has it, at about 11pm we found him about 300 yards away. It was quite an exciting moment through all the trials and tributes and couldnt have been better spent with my good friend. Its definitely a story we enjoy from time to time. Its moments like these that I cherish and look forward to in the future endeavors.

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Contact Info:

Website: www.trophytags.org
Facebook: Trophy Tags

 

Be sure to head over and check out all of the other great designs Trophy Tags has to offer on their website!!! Trophy Tags will also do custom designs!!

Would you like to WIN a turkey plaque like the one shown above?  Head over to the Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits Facebook page and get entered to WIN!!!

 

 This is a weekly segment to showcase and share a little more information about some great companies!  If you know of a company that would be a great fit for this segment please email me at: steve@wioutdoorpursuits.com. 

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By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

I started the company because the weapons industry was really missing a key and vital component when it comes to protection. I have a number of friends and family in the military and law enforcement and always heard of continued issues with the products they had access to for protecting their guns.  After listening to the issues everyone was having with their weapons, I found myself researching better ways to supply the military and law enforcement with the best solution to their problems.  I reached out to friends in the lubricant and chemical industries and created a revolutionary innovative product that has never been used in the weapons industry.  Once we field tested with military, law enforcement, hunters and sharpshooters for 7 months and the feedback and reviews were amazing, Wolf Premium Oils was born.  I figured that if we had the seal of apporval of soldiers and cops that depend on their weapons to perform on demand, that we had really found the right product to change the industry.

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How long have you been in business?

I began working on testing and formulas for the All-In-One Gun Oil & Cleaner in December 2013.  We field tested for 7 months and went public to dealers and distrubutors in July 2013.

 

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

I really find myself enjoying seeing my products changing an industry.  I enjoy hearing from our customers everyday about how our products are restoring their weapon back to its original state when they first bought it.  I understand that there are so many options for customers to choose from in the cleaning and lubricant space, so I truly appreciate and value the fact that they trusted Wolf Premium Oils to protect their weapons.  It is a surreal feeling to turn on the television and see your company being used by television personalities or reading a magazine that took the time to post a review and recommend us to their readers.  It is an incredible blessing that I don’t take for granted.

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What are your most popular products?

Our initial offering to the public was the All-In-One Gun Oil & Cleaner.  That product from the minute we opened the doors really took off like a rocket ship.  We were gaining alot of traction on social media, blogs and in magazines within our first month.  I knew after testing that we had a premium product at a low price point, so the excitement was huge on our end.  I was aware of the requests for other options for our outdoor market dealers, so I created an Archery Oil and Fishing Reel Oil to round out that space.  We did in-depth testing on the Archery Oil and Fishing Reel oil for 9 months to make sure we could really be listed as a premium product in these areas.  Those products are quickly becoming just as popular for us, especially the Fishing Reel Oil which is getting worldwide attention.

 

Who is your target audience?

The products we offer reach across a number of audiences.  The All-In-One Gun Oil & Cleaner is quickly gaining attention as the must have accessory in the weapons industry.  Our customers in the outdoor industry are using our All-In-One Gun Oil & Cleaner on their guns for waterfowl, turkey and rifle hunting.  Our products repel moisture and won’t allow corrosion on your gun and that is a game changer in that market.  The Archery Oil is mostly outdoor and competitive archers industries.  The Archery Oil is used on all parts of the bow and also will replace the bow wax and extend the life and ease the pull of your string.  The Fishing Reel Oil is being picked up by fishermen worldwide as our product will repel moisture and corrosion in fresh and saltwater conditions.  Whether it is a regular reel or a commercial fishing reel being used on charters, our products continue to impress.

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What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

I have really fond memories of hunting and fishing with my Dad growing up.  I was more interested in hunting when I was younger because I was a little too active and loud for fishing.  Looking back on duck hunting and goose hunting with my Dad and his friends, it really taught me about bonding with my friends and the importance of maintaining those relationships.  My favorite hunting memory was shooting my first duck and thinking it was really the coolest thing ever.  The fishing memory was fishing with my parents on the St. Johns River in Florida.  I was not a quiet kid at the time and found my amusement by throwing food in the water, not knowing that a crocodile was eating what I was tossing overboard.  After it banged into the side of our boat, my parents didn’t share the amusement that I did, but it was cool to witness up close.

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Contact Info:

Website: www.wolfpremiumoils.com
Facebook: Wolf Premium Oils
Twitter: @WolfPremiumOils